It’s not easy to quit drinking alcohol for an entire 9 months of your life, but the alternative is having a baby with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Abnormalities from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome include:
- Small head and brain
- Short stature, small eyes
- Cleft palate
- Irritability, aggression, social & behavioral issues
- Signs of both physical and mental retardation
It’s no small feat to stay sober during pregnancy, but your baby’s life and whole future depends on it. If a pregnant woman drinks, then the baby drinks as well. In a fetus, alcohol is considered a teratogen. A teratogen is a toxic substance for a fetus. The only way to keep your baby from this tragic, lifelong disability is to quit alcohol while pregnant.
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